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Subpart E--Release Reporting, Investigation, and Confirmation: Appendix A Matrix Values for Selected Violations of Federal Underground Storage Tank Regulations OSWER Directive 9610.12 U.S. EPA Penalty Guidance For Violations of UST Regulations

Matrix Values for Selected Violations of
Federal Underground Storage Tank Regulations
SUBPART E -- RELEASE REPORTING, INVESTIGATION, AND CONFIRMATION
NOTE: This list of selected violations is NOT intended to be exhaustive
and, therefore, may not include all possible violations

280.50 Reporting of suspected release
Regulatory
Citation
Violation Unit
Assess-
ment1
Deviation
from
Requirement
Potential
for Harm
Matrix
Value
§280.50(a)-(c) Failure to report a suspected release within 24 hours to the implementing agency (F) Major Major $1500
280.52 Release investigation and confirmation steps
Regulatory
Citation
Violation Unit
Assess-
ment1
Deviation
from
Requirement
Potential
for Harm
Matrix
Value
§280.52(a)-(b) Failure to investigate and confirm a release (if appropriate) using accepted procedures (F) Major Major $1500
280.53 Reporting and cleanup of spills and overfills
Regulatory
Citation
Violation Unit
Assess-
ment1
Deviation
from
Requirement
Potential
for Harm
Matrix
Value
§280.53(a) Failure to report a spill/overfill (if appropriate) to implementing agency within 24 hours (or other specified time period) (F) Major Major $1500
§280.53(b) Failure to contain and immediately clean up a spill/overfill of less than 25 gallons (F) Major Major $1500
§280.53(b) Failure to contain and immediately clean up a hazardous substance spill/overfill (F) Major Major $1500

1Unit assessment refers to whether the penalty should be applied per tank (T) or facility (F). Where the violation applies to piping (P), the assessment will depend on whether the piping is associated with one tank or more than one tank.


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